Under 16 Winter Championship 2014

Geelong has finished third on head-to-head advantage over Diamond Valley Black in the Under 16 Winter Championship decided in Mildura over the weekend of 5 and 6 July.

Although a final record of one win, two drawn and three losses appears fairly modest, the GBA squad (pictured below) was right in this series over both days. It forced a split result with eventual winner Dandenong in the opening round and again pushed the Dandy boys in a narrow loss on Sunday morning.

Incurring its only heavy loss to Ringwood Black on Sunday – after a bold first day showing against the eastern suburbs powerhouse league – Geelong had a 4-4 draw with Diamond Valley Black in the final round.

Given its win over the Valley on Saturday, the GBA rightly earned a final third placing – an excellent effort given the playing depth and the sheer weight of junior numbers of the Melbourne metropolitan associations.

Congratulations to the players on representing Geelong Baseball Association with distinction. Well done to coaches Russell Opie and Lee Harty for their preparation of the squad and for the manner in which it conducted itself over the weekend.

Dandenong won the Division One title in a 9-7 thriller over Ringwood Green, while Bendigo secured the Division Two title 5-2 against Sunraysia. Well done to those associations.

Winter Championship action returns to Geelong Baseball Centre next weekend with the staging of the Under 18 series. Please make an effort to come down and support the GBA lads.

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GBA UNDER 16 SQUAD 2014
PLAYER CLUB
Curtis YOUNG Bacchus Marsh
Nathan GATT Bacchus Marsh
Connor YOUNG Bacchus Marsh
Ethan HOSKING Saints
Dylan MARSH Saints
Luke GROVE Guild
James RENOUF Guild
Brock WELLS Guild
George POLLEY Guild
Liam WHITESIDE Guild
Lachie MEDEW Guild
Sam MORRISON Guild
Emergencies:  
Bradley MANN Saints
Isaiah LINDSAY Saints
Coaches:
Russell OPIE  
Lee HARTY  
Executive Officer:
Mary-Anne WELLS  

  

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Day One Results

DIVISION ONE DIVISION TWO
Dandenong 7 Geelong 7 DV Red 15 Sunraysia 1
DV Black 0 Ring Black 6 Ring Green 1 Bendigo 6
Ring Black 9 Geelong 2 DV Red 0 Ring Green 15
DV Black 7 Dand 3 Latrobe 0 Sunraysia 6
Geelong 7 DV Black 3 Ring Green 10 Latrobe 7
Dand 12 Ring Black 2 Bendigo 13 DV Red 3

Day Two Results

DIVISION ONE DIVISION TWO
Ring Black 9 DV Black 2 Latrobe 0 Bendigo 10
Geelong 4 Dandenong 7 Sun 5 Ring Green 5
Dandenong 17 DV Black 0 DV Red 3 Latrobe 5
Geelong 2 Ring Black 14 Bendigo 8 Sunraysia 12
Ring Black 7 Dand 9 Third vs Fourth
DV Black 4 Geelong 4 Ring Green 4 Latrobe 3
Series Winner: First vs Second
DANDENONG BENDIGO 5 Sunraysia 2